All posts tagged: cloud 9

Studio Magazine #2


Get it while it’s hot. Studio Magazine is the international magazine about making places; profiling studios from a range of fields, Studio Magazine features creative spaces from New York to Paris to Auckland. The magazine was born out of the love of print, by a threesome of graphic designers-come-editors Clem Devine and Zoe Ikin (Alt Group) and Sam Trustrum (Studio Alexander). Issue Two is available to buy now – limited to a run of a mere 250 – indulging in gold foil (fancy), […]

James Kape {Sydney}

LWC / Outstanding individuals

James Kape is a New York based designer so a slight cheat this week but the boy does hail from Sydney, Australia. He focuses primarily on branding, print and web design. James is inspired by refined design, typography and photography. He approaches each project with interest and enthusiasm, always striving to create something both visually effective and appropriate for its intended audience. A perfect candidate to join our troop of outstanding individuals me thinks.

Cornwell {Melbourne}

Awesome agencies / LWC

Cornwell (not to be confused with Cornwall – home of the British Cornish Pasty) have a very simple recipe for creativity, one which we like the sound of. In their own words: ‘We foster a culture of creativity. This creates possibilities. This attracts talented people. Their talents flourish. The clients get exceptional work’. If these are the results then we reckon their philosophy is a pretty solid one – simples! Tw. @Cornwell  /  

We Love Inc {Auckland}

Awesome agencies / LWC

We heart, We Love Inc… and we think you probably will too. Not only have they set up their offices in my two favourite cities in the world, London and Auckland but they are producing interesting and engaging work through great collaborations. Their team of 7 includes an illustrator, digital designer, spatial designer and research specialist, proving they can turn their hands to just about anything. A great example of a flexible and collaborative approach […]

Bird {Melbourne}

Awesome agencies / LWC

Taking flight onto @long_whitecloud‘s weekly Cloud 9 this week is Melbourne studio Bird, led by Luke Carson. Their passion for design is the fuel for their fire, something which audibly shines through in their work. They also curate a candy-filled blog, regularly serving up a healthy dose of visual treats, ch-ch-check it. Tw. @designbybird / Tumblr:

Profiles – Martin Maher {Zebra}


Following on from our chat with Creative Partner of The Allotment, Michael Smith, we’re thrilled to profile Martin Maher, the co-founder and Creative Director of Zebra, a brand communications agency with offices in Singapore and Perth, Australia. Martin studied design at Salisbury College of Art before moving to London where he worked at several agencies in the capital before making the move to Asia in 2000. He was Creative Director at The Brand Union in Singapore where […]

The International Office {Wellington}

Awesome agencies / LWC

The International Office are not the global high flyers their name may suggest, they are in fact a dynamic duo hailing from Wellington, New Zealand. Yep, that’s right just two blokes in an office with the occasional collaborating visitor if the fancy takes them – and the outcome is sublime. They’re obsessed with grids, typography and all things well made; three things that Designers Journal also have a fondness for. With this in mind let […]

Swearwords {Melbourne}

Awesome agencies / LWC

They have a blog dedicated to bikes, they brand their own pencils, they review tasty restaurants and new beers, they blog about typography and create their own software AND they design beautifully effective web, print and packaging… phew… take a breath will you. Swearwords are based over in Melbourne and recently did me the honour of filling my inbox with juicy new design work hot off their press. If the above isn’t enough to shower […]